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Penn State Extension to Provide ‘LIFT’ Strength-Training Program

by Penn State Extension

Nov 30, 2023

Penn State Extension is offering an in-person group-based strength-training program for adults 40 years and older. “LIFT,” which stands for Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together, will take place from 8-9 a.m., from Jan. 3-Feb. 28, 2024, at the Berks County Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport. LIFT is designed to promote improvements in functional fitness or the ability to perform activities of daily living with ease. Participants are encouraged to work towards achieving their own goals in a group setting.

One-hour LIFT sessions are held twice a week for eight weeks and include an active warm-up, eight core strengthtraining exercises, and a cool-down. The program also includes basic nutrition information with an emphasis on increased fruit and vegetable intake.

Strength training offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits, including:

  • Increased muscle mass and strength.
  • Improved bone density.
  • Reduced risk for osteoporosis and related fractures.
  • Reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity.
  • Improved self-confidence, sleep, and vitality.
  • Improved balance.

Make a commitment to grow stronger and feel better about yourself! LIFT is a safe, simple, and effective strengthtraining program.

The cost of the program is $60. Some insurance policies may reimburse participants with 80% or better attendance; those attending should check with their insurance provider for more information.

To register, visit or call 1-877-345-0691 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact the Penn State Berks Extension Office at 610-378-1327 or Jennifer Youndt at [email protected].

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 610-378-1327 in advance of your participation or visit.

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